Painting in oil, acrylic, watercolor, encaustics or tempra?

Whichever medium you choose Way Up Art & Frame can help you get up and running on your next project.

A few examples of supplies we carry:

  • oils
  • oil Sticks
  • oil paint medium
  • water mixable oils
  • acrylics
  • slow drying acrylics
  • acrylic paint medium
  • watercolors
  • guasche
  • paint sets
  • kid’s paints
  • tempera paint
  • encaustics
  • craft Paint
  • airbrush paint
  • screen printing inks
  • drawing inks
  • glass paint
  • fabric paint

Painting is King

Painting has always been considered the highest form of fine art. Sculptors, photographers and illustrators may be insulted by this statement. For proof all you have to do is visit your local gallery or museum to see that painting is King.

Lascaux Cave Paintings

Paleolithic  c. 15,000 BC – Lascaux France

Painting by Xiaogang

Contemporary c. 2010 by Xiaogang

A Little History

Painting began before the paleolithic artists of the Lascaux caves in France. It continues to today’s contemporary artist. That makes the craft of painting over 17,000 years old. We began with animal fat mixed with dirt. We applied our medium with with sticks and leaves. We have come a long way. Now we can choose from oils, watercolors, acrylics or caustics. And the application tools can be anything from a beautiful hand crafted russian sable brush to a leaf blower.

Let’s travel through a painted history:
Begin with paleolithic caves in France and move on to ancient Egyptian, Greek and Mayan ancestors. Then follow up with an Italian renaissance master and a neoclassical court painter. Finish with an impressionist, a surrealist, an abstract impressionist and finally an up to date contemporary.

Subject matter has changed as drastically as the medium itself.
Our prehistoric cousins painted only what they saw. Today we still paint what we see, but we certainly have not stopped there. You can find images of anything from a fly swimming in milk to warriors fighting imaginative creatures on a planet in a far distant galaxy. Or a simple square of black. It is up to the imagination of today’s artist how and what they will paint. We are now without limits.

Come in and visit us at Way Up Art & Frame to see what might spark your imagination for your next project.